A U.K. school district has invested more than $14,000 in a fairly high-tech facial recognition system to monitor its students’ attendance, according to the Daily Mail.
The faceREGISTER system takes both 3-D digital images and infra-red scans of each student’s face. Then, he or she punches in their unique four-digit PIN to confirm identity. The technology is surprisingly accurate. It prevents students from signing in for their friends and can even distinguish between twins. Best of all, it’s designed to be able to identify the students as they age.